All University of South Carolina system institutions will be closed through the end of the spring semester. Columbia campus virtual instruction will continue through the conclusion of final exams in May. Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.
End users are on the front lines of information security. According to Policy IT 3.00 [pdf], they're also accountable for ensuring the safety of the data and IT assets they
use. We know cybersecurity cannot be achieved unless end users have the knowledge,
tools, and resources needed to be secure.
The university recommends and provides Symantec Endpoint Protection. Contact your local IT representative if the agent is not available to you via software
If your university device is managed by SA with DoIT, this is handled with BigFix.
Make sure to apply updates for your operating system and applications within 30 days
Keep portable devices with you, locked up, and out of sight!
Keep passwords private
Use strong, different passwords (8+ characters, mixed case, numbers, and symbols)
If your university device is managed by SA with DoIT, this is automated with Symantec DLP.
FileVault (Mac) - Filevault helps prevent unauthorized access to documents and other important data
stored on your startup disk
Bitlocker (PC) - Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption is a new security feature that provides better
data protection for your computer, by encrypting all data stored on the Windows operating